1. grandfather

noun. ['ˈgrændˌfɑːðɝ, ˈgrænˌfɑːðɝ'] the father of your father or mother.


  • grandad
  • granddad
  • grandparent
  • gramps
  • grandpa

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Rhymes with Grandfather

  • forefather
  • godfather
  • grandfather
  • oldfather
  • stepfather

How do you pronounce grandfather?

Pronounce grandfather as ˈgrænˌfɑðər.

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How do you spell grandfather? Is it granfather ?

A common misspelling of grandfather is granfather

Sentences with grandfather

1. Noun, singular or mass
Set the time on the grandfather clock to exactly the same time as is on your watch.

2. Adjective
However, the new rules may also phase out or revoke grandfather clauses.

Quotes about grandfather

1. A friend of mine said something powerful at his grandfather's funeral. He said that the greatest lesson from his grandfather's life was that he died empty, because he accomplished everything he wanted, with no regrets. I think that, along with leaving a legacy, would be the greatest sign of success.
- Marvin Sapp

2. There will always be competition, especially in showbiz. There's always someone younger and hungrier standing behind you; there's always someone with more contacts; there's always someone whose grandfather or father is a filmmaker. I think your job is just to be there 100% - you work hard, and there are no shortcuts to success.
- Preity Zinta

3. Coffee, she'd discovered, was tied to all sorts of memories, different for each person. Sunday mornings, friendly get-togethers, a favorite grandfather long since gone, the AA meeting that saved their life. Coffee meant something to people. Most found their lives were miserable without it. Coffee was a lot like love that way. And because Rachel believed in love, she believed in coffee, too.
- Sarah Addison Allen, The Peach Keeper